Companies involved in the solar energy sector occasionally face questions regarding the carbon footprint in relation to the manufacturing and transportation of components. As a distribution company we are hands-off when it comes to production, but we can make changes in the sector we are responsible for: Delivery and shipping methods to our warehouses and our customers.
At the end of 2019, we decided to act by reducing emissions on transportation using combined transport. Our test route was from our suppliers’ warehouse in Rotterdam area to our deposit in Hostivice near Prague.
This project had to be put on-hold due to COVID-19, but now that the situation has stabilised, from August, we plan to use intermodal transportation for most of our imports and even some deliveries to our clients’ place.
Reducing our carbon footprint is at the heart of everything we do. That is why, in April 2020, CEO Michal Adrian has decided to make another small step forward to a greener future. For every order Solarity receives, we plant a tree. No matter the size of the order.
Recent research from BloombergNEF shows a significant drop of LCOE in the renewable energy sector. In 2020, solar and wind energy became cheaper than coal as a source of electricity in global trend setters such as the USA, many EU members, China, India etc.
To catch up with this new tendency, manufacturers are adopting bigger wafer sizes to increase the power output from a single module and therefore reduce the LCOE even further. In this article, we have compiled a short but exhaustive overview of the new ultra-high solar panels launched only recently by seven Tier 1 manufacturers.